Rodney Crowell is a celebrated singer-songwriter and producer with twenty albums released in four decades, with five consecutive number-one hits, along with songs he has penned for other artist. Crowell has been honored with a Grammy Award and ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award, and he is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Rodney Crowell’s new album, Close Ties, demonstrates his strengths as a songwriter and illustrates how he has learned to balance personal recollection, literary sophistication, and his profound musical reach. It’s at once his most intimate record and his most accessible.
«It’s a loose concept album, you could say,» Crowell says. «And the concept is related to how you tell stories about yourself. Having a few years ago written a memoir, my sensibilities toward narrative—especially trying to find a common thread in different pieces of writing—had become a part of my songwriting process. One of the reasons I brought Kim Buie in as a producer is that I wanted her to work with me the way an editor works, to look at a number of songs and find the ones that worked together to create a tone.»
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